Kinzer, Becca. Dear Henry, Love Edith. Tyndale House, 2023. pp. ISBN $16.00
This contemporary Christian romance is a gentle read about a case of mistaken identity. En route to South Africa for work she feels called to, widowed Edith needs a temporary job and housing, and a friend suggests that her brother Henry, recovering from an injury, has room to spare. Henry agrees, Edith agrees, and they two never meet but as ships passing in the night, commuting through notes and baked goods, each assuming the other is elderly and could not possibly be that cute person they keep bumping into around town…
The usual deceits and miscommunications ensue. Messaging about spirituality is light enough to gloss over for non-believers, generic enough for most faiths, and maybe not strong enough for faithful observers or fundamentalists, who might find the very conceited of unmarried people house-sharing downright scandalous. A steady, sweet, small town read about true love, a true path, and God’s work in the world.
I received a free advance reader’s review copy of #DearHenryLoveEdith from #NetGalley.